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Since we’re rounding the final stretch of “Reckoning“- the surrealistic show that took over the walls of 1AM this month, we sat down with curator and artist Leon Loucheur to get the background scoop. Believe me, you’ll want to read through to the end!
As curator, where did the concept behind “Reckoning” come from?
The truth is that it was a bit of a collaborative effort between myself, Robert Bowen and Optimist. We were the only three artists on the show at the time. My role was really fostering the conversation and brokering a concept that would inspire good work. The idea was to come up with something specific and relevant to what was going on in the world, but without suffocating the freedom and creativity of the artists. We didn’t want to get bogged down with the show being a commentary about one specific thing. In the end, we all agreed that Reckoning was contemporary, reflecting the whole 2012 vibe, but offered a lot of room for interpretation.
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You won’t want to miss the opening of “Reckoning” tonight from 6:30-9:30pm, featuring new works by Leon Loucheur, Optimist, Robert Bowen, Pemex, Monty Guy and Chamber Made. You’ll be seeing a variety of styles and techniques, blending highly rendered realism with abstract painting, collage, and urban and graphic influences! Let the countdown begin!
For more information, email info(at)1AMSF.com.
Alex Pardee picks “RECKONING: An Exploration of Darkening Horizons” for today’s article in Juxtapoz Magazine. 1AM is equally proud to present “Reckoning” opening this Friday, September 28th, 6:30-9:30pm, and featuring a striking line-up: Leon Loucheur, Robert Bowen, Optimist, Monty Guy, Pemex and Chamber Made. Join us Friday for the unveiling of this group exhibition reflecting society’s obsession with catastrophe!
For more information, visit Juxtapoz.com or email info(at)1AMSF.com.
“Reckoning” comes to 1AM on Friday, September 28th, 6:30-9:30, bringing new works by Leon Loucheur, Robert Bowen, Optimist, Monty Guy, Pemex and Chamber Made. As Hi-Fructose writes in their preview: “the show features aggressive, edgy works that use surrealism to explore our worst fears of an imagined doom’s day.” Here’s some sneak pics
Visit hifructose.com for more photos. Email info(at)1AMSF.com for more information.